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Endnote Help

Help using Endnote With Word:

Endnote Getting Started, Chap 8:  Using Endnote While Writing A Paper in Microsoft Word



Cite While You Write: Adding Citations to a Word Document
(3 minutes)


General Endnote Help:

Endnote Online User Guides
(for both Windows & Mac)
      Endnote X6
      Endnote X7

Endnote Videos
short (2-7 minute) how to videos


    Endnote: Database Instructions

    See below for the specific instructions needed to export citation data from the various article databases. 

    Windows Instructions 
         (aka Filters & Connection Files)

    Macintosh Instructions
         (aka Filters & Connection Files)


      Using Endnote with Word: Cite While You Write

      Using Endnote with Word

      Endnote allows you to:

      • insert both in-text citations and the full reference at the end of your paper, as you write
      • format citations in any style you wish 
      • change the formatting of citations, at any time, with just a few simple clicks

      This page gives a quick overview of using Endnote with Word. For more information refer to the help guides at the left. 

      You need to have Word and Endnote installed on your computer, and have the citations you want to use in your Endnote library.

       Annotations added, Word image from:


       Steps for using Endnote with Word: 

      1. Open Endnote and the Endnote library containing the references you want to use.

      2. Open a document in Word and bring up the Endnote toolbar. 
            For Word 2010: click on ENDNOTE X6 tab.

      3. Use the OUTPUT STYLE window to select the citation format you wish to use.
            If the style you want is not listed, click on the dropdown arrow:
               choose SELECT ANOTHER STYLE,  pick the style you want, and click OK.
            For more help: see “Add Output Styles” on Endnote Libraries Tab

      4. Place cursor where you want in-text citation to appear.

      5. Click INSERT CITATION icon in the Endnote X6 Toolbar (or FIND CITATION icon in older versions of Word)
            Select the citation(s) you want to insert
            Click INSERT.
         Endnote will insert both in-text citations, and full citations at the end of your paper.

      6. Keep writing.  Repeat steps 4-5 until your paper is complete.

      7. If you want to change the citation style used in your paper at any time:
            Go to the OUTPUT STYLE window on the Endnote X6 toolbar:
            Click on the dropdown arrow.
               The Output Styles listed ared those you have previously selected.
               Select the new Output Style.
            If the style you want is not listed:
               Choose SELECT ANOTHER STYLE,  pick the style you want, and click OK.
            Both the in-text citations and the reference list at the end of your paper will be changed to the new style.


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